In this episode, Joe and Kyle talk with Emma Bragdon, Founder/Director of Integrative Mental Health for You. The mission of IMHU is, “To facilitate improvements in mental healthcare and encourage psycho-spiritual growth in individuals around the world.”
During the conversation, Emma shares her experiences of working with people in spiritual emergence processes and defines what a spiritual emergency is. We also talk about the importance of integrating this language into mainstream professional fields. The topic of spiritual emergencies is very relevant to psychedelics considering psychedelics can sometimes be a catalyst for a spiritual emergence process. We are very grateful and thankful for Emma’s wisdom and hope that you enjoy it as well!
- Early uses of MDMA and psychotherapy
- Stanislav and Christina Grof’s Spiritual Emergence Network
- Breathwork and other spiritual technologies
- Working with extreme states and non-ordinary states of consciousness
- Loren Mosher’s Soteria House
- Integration of non-ordinary states
- What does the psychology of the future look like?
- Language and terminology of spiritual experiences and spiritual emergencies
- Spiritual Emergence Coaching Program
If you are interested in learning more about Emma’s Spiritual Emergence Coaching program, there is a 5-week online webinar that runs from January 19 – February 16, 2017 (Thursdays, 5:30-7pm PST). For more informationa and details be sure to visit imhu.org/courses
About Emma Bragdon, PhD, (Transpersonal Psychology)
Dr. Bragdon is an expert in the field of Spiritual Emergence and Emergency. She’s been immersed in it as a researcher, psychotherapist, teacher and published author since 1984. She is the author of seven books and co-producer of two documentary films, and the Founder/Director of Integrative Mental Health for You, IMHU.org. Dr. Bragdon is most well known for the seminal books she originally published on Spiritual Emergency in 1987, and 1990, and recently updated. Her most recent books about Spiritism in Brazil have also gained rave reviews. She was a volunteer for the Grof’s Spiritual Emergency Network from 1984-1991 and Editor of it’s newsletter and Journal. She was licensed as a psychotherapist in 1988 and has expanded that practice by serving also as a spiritual guide. She spent 6 months of every year from 2001-2012 in Brazil researching the positive potential of Spiritist Community Centers and Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals.
- CrazyWise (Documentary)
- International Spiritual Emergence Network
- The Hendricks Institute
- Robert Whitaker
- Soteria Vermont